Ascension Health Exercise Coordinator in Austin, Texas

Job ID: 248174

Exercise Coordinator

Austin, Texas

Regular/Rotating

Additional Job Information

Title: Exercise Coordinator

City, State: Austin,TX

Location: Seton Medical Ctr Austin

Department: Cardiac Rehabilitation Anc 001

Additional Job Details: PRN,Rotating, 0 hours,Weekly

About Us

At Seton, we’re using the power of purpose to change healthcare for the better.

As part of Ascension's Texas Ministry Market we do this through collaboration. Seton brings great minds and proven results from the across the nation together. From the best hires and strategic plans for growth, to the proactive connections we make within our community, we reach out to move ahead. Now, partnering with the University of Texas to build the new Dell Seton Medical Center, our future looks brighter than ever.

We do this in force. With more than 12,800 associates, Seton is the leading healthcare service provider in Central Texas as well as its second largest employer. We serve an eleven county area of more than 1.8 million people. We have five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and an increasing number of storefront care locations.

We do this with vision. Since our founding in 1902, Seton has led the way in Austin --- expanding thoughtfully and with purpose; caring for our neighbors, because we know them so well. As a non-profit with a mission --- rather than a bottom line --- guiding us, improving health at a community level is our number one priority.

Austin.

It’s our home, and our heart.

Located at the center of Texas hill country --- just a few hours from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio --- Austin offers an appealing blend of hometown comfort and high-tech care. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and live music, recreational areas and activities, family-friendly fun, or educational offerings, Austin is a city that not only calls to you, but gently encourages you to sit down and stay awhile.

With cultural diversity, a mild climate (and truly great outdoors), attractive and affordable housing options, and no state income tax, Austin is a feel-good choice for a rewarding way of life.

The way we connect,

the lives we affect.

The Seton Healthcare Family is always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our close-knit team means performing to a higher standard. Embracing innovation, while understanding the importance of individual connections. And continually collaborating, learning and growing to realize new levels of personal and professional satisfaction.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Implements and supervises physical exercise programs for patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides patient testing and assessment before and after rehabilitation.

  • Plans and teaches exercise therapy for patients utilizing test data, patient status and current medication regimen. Monitors patient's response and revises plan accordingly.

  • Recognizes contraindications and abnormal patient responses to exercise. Responds appropriately to all situations including exercise cessation and referral to medical professionals.

  • Provides exercise information for patients, peers and the community which may include public speaking and education classes.

  • Leads and participates in classes/cardiovascular risk factor education activities for cardiac rehab patients and their families in individual and group settings.

  • Assists with data collection, entry and analysis for ongoing performance improvement; CMS core measures compliance, and outcomes.

  • Ensures complete, accurate, and timely documentation and communication of patient information for all phases of cardiac rehab.

  • Participates in the daily operations and function of the Cardiac Rehabilitation department (including but not limited to scheduling of patients, entering charges, maintaining and ordering supplies) under the supervision of the program manager.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • May be required to be "on-call."

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Certified Basic BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise physiology, exercise science or related field (kinesiology, health and fitness, human performance) is required and Basic knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, risk factor and behavior modification strategies, counseling techniques, and uses of educational programs and technologies as applied to cardiovascular rehabilitation services is required. Three (3) months of experience in cardiac rehabilitation setting is required. Experience or specialty training/internship in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention or related allied health field may substitute for the required experience.Successful Completion of department specific ECG knowledge and skill competency is required within three (3) months of hire.

Work Experience:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Providence Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE M/F/D/V).

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